Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album, “Surrender of silence”, on September 10th via InsideOut Music.
Steve he’s been working hard through the lockdown and, for the first time ever, has completed two studio LPs for release in the same year.
Hot on the heels of your classic acoustic travel notebook “Under a Mediterranean sky”, which came out in January and reached No.2 on the UK Classic Albums chart, “Surrender of silence” is a deeper exploration of HackettThe love for world music, discovering different sounds, moods and textures to deliver a rock album of extraordinary variety, power and beauty.
The same as “Under a Mediterranean sky”, “Surrender of silence” was registered during the confinement and, again, Hackett he has asked some of his musical friends from around the world to contribute. Hackettregular touring band Roger King (keyboards, programming and orchestral arrangements), Rob Townsend (sax, clarinet), Jonas Reingold (under), Nad sylvan (voice) and Craig Blundell (drums) are complemented by Phil Ehart Y Nick D’Virgilio (drums), the vocal talent of Amanda Lehmann, Durga Y Lorelei McBroom, Christine Townsend (violin, viola), Malik Mansurov (tar) and Sodirkhon Ubaidulloev (dutar).
“The cobwebs of confinement are swept away in one fell swoop here!” He says Steve. «With the monster rhythm section of Jonas, Craig, Nick Y Phil, With Stealthe alto sax and the bass clarinet, Over, Amanda and I in the voice, Roger“The darkly powerful organ and my guitar, we were fully immersed in that wild release of energy.”
Our journey takes us from the classical orchestrations of Russia («Natalia») to the plains of Africa («Wingbeats») to mysterious eastern shores («Shanghai a Samarcanda»), all through the depths of the ocean (“Relaxation Music for Sharks (with Feeding Frenzy)”). “The Devil’s Cathedral” gathers the talents of HackettThe whole touring band and features ReyAtmospheric gothic organ and a power rhythm display of Blundell Y Reingold.
Hackettthe voice has never been improved and his duet with Amanda Lehmann adds excitement to “Burned ground”, a lament for the environmental horrors facing our planet. Along the, HackettThe guitars add a rich tapestry of color with soaring solos and intricately woven melodies.
“It’s an ‘unrestricted’ album,” he adds. Hackett, “Riding that wave, unleashing those demons, dreams and nightmares, all crashing together on the shore.
«I enjoyed the power of this album allowing my guitar to scream with joy and rage… and once again fly through those oceans to distant lands. It’s great to creatively connect with musicians from far away places, especially when we’ve all been unable to do so. we all have a voice in our cacophony of sound and we shout together in the ‘Surrender of silence’! «
“Surrender of silence” track list:
01. Los Obliterati (02:17)
02. Natalia (06:17)
03. Relaxation Music for Sharks (with Feeding Frenzy) (04:36)
04. Wingbeats (05:20)
05. Devil’s cathedral (06:31)
06. Held in the shadows (06:20)
07. Shanghai to Samarkand (08:27)
08. Fox Tango (04:21)
09. Day of the Dead (06:25)
10. Burned ground (06:03)
11. Esperanza (01:04)
Hackett share writing credits with both Jo Hackett Y Roger King on various tracks. All tracks were recorded by Roger King and produced by Steve Hackett with Roger King a Siren.
Hackett United GENESIS in early 1971 and gained an international reputation as the guitarist for the band’s classical lineup alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford Y Phil Collins. HackettThe intricate guitar work was a key element of GENESISalbums of «Nursery Cryme» (1971) a “Wind and storms” (1977), including the classic “Selling England by the Pound”.
After going out GENESIS at the end of 1977, HackettHis solo career, which now spans more than 30 albums, has demonstrated his extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar. Hackett is recognized as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso guitarist and classical composer, and this was recognized in 2010 when he was included in the Rock and rock hall of fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe from YES in the supergroup GTR.
HackettThe compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical, and blues. For your later study assignments “The night siren” (2017) and “On the edge of the light” (2019), Hackett has explored the influences of world music. Recent visits have seen Hackett celebrate your time with GENESIS, including a spectacular 2018 tour in which he realized his ambition to perform the works of GENESIS live with his band and an orchestra.
The lockdown imposed by the 2020 global pandemic has proven to be a particularly creative period for Hackett. It started by releasing “Selling England by the Pound and Ghastly Mornings: Live at Hammersmith”, a live recording of the successful 2019 tour that celebrates that GENESIS classic along with the 40th anniversary of one of his most beloved solo albums. Lockdown also gave Hackett the opportunity to write and record two new studio albums, the aforementioned “Under a Mediterranean sky” Y “Surrender of silence”.
Author of the photo: Tina Korhonen